2Cellos – Croatian cellist the world is crazy about

Photo: Simone di Luca From the first moment, Elton John had given us unconditional support. He encouraged us all along, and the amount of faith he had in us was incredible. Twelve years ago, two young, classically trained, cellists covered Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, finding, almost by accident, a formula for crossover music that soon […]

Jo Nesbø

Photos: Thron Ullberg / Fokus / Martina Cvek / HGSS Readers are clever, they do not want to read authors writing without great energy. The longer I write, the harder it gets. Jo Nesbø, although an internationally famous writer who is invited to all corners of the world, likes coming to Croatia. He likes to […]

From an idea to the anchor for the future

Photo: Miho Bakalić PINNA NOBILIS SSMA-19 – one anchor for all seas. Small, almost imperceptible in a bed of Posidonia oceanica – the lungs of the sea – yet strong enough to resist the force of fierce winds and huge waves, keeping gigantic boats safely moored. Neither sand nor mud with hard rock below are […]

Green Sail’s Vessel Environmental Footprint (VEF)

Photo: Green Sail Given their high environmental impact, it is important that the leisure nautical sector, including yacht and sailboat charter companies, should calculate and reduce their environmental footprint. This will help the nautical industry transition towards a sustainable future, and provide customers with green travel options. Green Sail has recently developed a way for […]

Master Yachting – Anniversary

Photos: Master Yachting Master Yachting was founded 45 years ago. Franz Schillinger and Peter Schmid made it one of the most successful in the European yacht trade. Looking back, 2008 was a pivotal year for Master Yachting. With Franz Schillinger, a previously unknown figure in the yachting industry entered the stage and would set the […]

The greatest Croatian love story ever told

Photos: Croata archives As with many things that marked the history of humanity, so too the story of the necktie originated in – and was inspired by – love. In the olden days, Croatian girls would tie a scarf round the necks of their fiancés, marking their mutual love and fidelity. This was done to […]

Chris Bangle – A visionary / A revolutionary

Photos: Chris Bangle / BMW / Mini The American designer ushered BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce into the 21st century with his radical moves and forward thinking; today, he is working in his own studio, situated on a farm near Torino, specialising in projects and ideas that physically or emotionally move the world In early February […]

Frances McDormand – Rare bird

Photos: John Pavlish for Ponta Lopud The American actress is a member of the elite Triple Crown of Acting club, having won the three major awards – Oscar, Emmy and Tony – and, in 2021, she became the first actress ever to win an Oscar in two categories He’s killed five people, she says. ‘And […]

Massimo Bottura – Maestro

Photos: Marco Poderi A virtuoso in the kitchen, a great philanthropist, and one of the finest international chefs gets his inspiration from art, music, slow food and fast cars In his dishes, there are traces of Federico Fellini’s films, a spoonful of the Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, traditional Italian mum’s cooking, the emotion of Billie […]

Liquid gold

Photos: Oio Vivo The old Roman name of Oio Vivo, or ‘oil that is alive’, is a nod to the Istriot dialect, and their extra virgin olive oils have been in the top 20 finest oils in the world in Flos Olei, the highly prestigious guide to olive oils For many years, Istria has been […]

The Most Delicious Walk Through the Streets of Rovinj

Photos: Maistra d.d. The town of Rovinj is happy to delight each of its visitors with the full splendour of its unique charm and beauty, and its biggest attraction is certainly the historic old town, vibrant and glowing in the early morning hours, and slightly dreamy and nostalgic at sunset. The labyrinthine streets of Rovinj […]

The Grk Renaissance

Photos: Boris Kačan / TZO Lumbarda Indigenous white grape variety from Lumbarda on the island of Korčula is several thousand years old, and the best place for it to grow are the sandy vineyards in the Lumbarda plain. In the last several years Grk has become the new Croatian wine star, presented with many international […]

Gourmet with a view, shopping with a designer signature

Photos: Maistra d.d. The Lungomare Plaza promenade, only a few steps from the historical area of picturesque Rovinj, has quickly become one of those must-see places you will visit while staying in Istria. It is best described as a promenade below the five-star Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and above the same-category marina. Thanks to its […]

Dream bays near ACI marinas

Photos: Davor Žunić / Petar Fabijan ACI marinas, strategically placed all over the Adriatic, are the ideal starting points for exploring sheltered bays and secluded beaches where you can surrender to all the pleasures offered by the sea and the Mediterranean With over a thousand islands, rich cultural heritage and pristine nature, the Croatian Adriatic […]

Pakleni islands – 50 shades of turquoise

Photos: Davor Žunić / Petar Fabijan ACI Marina Palmižana, open from the beginning of April to the end of October, is one of the most beautiful marinas in the Adriatic and the ideal starting point for exploring the divine Pakleni archipelago. It provides all the benefits of civilisation, such as sanitary facilities, a cash machine, […]

Igor Simčič – The sea of dreams

Photos: Esimit Europa / Manuel Kovšca / Matic Grmek / Franck Terlin / Sidney Guillemi / Guido Trombetta / Francesco Ferri / Studio Borlenghi Sailing maxi yachts is like running a business. Putting a team together, organising everything; motivation, objectives, strategy, vision; adapting quickly to current changes, reacting fast and decisively. As in business, if […]

Dream Team – Simply the Best

Photos: Esteban Laine / Daniel Minárik / Supercar Owners Circle The Supercar Owners Circle is an automotive version of the red carpet, the most exclusive world platform for car collectors with around 150 international members Just like a film superstar, an intense black body of the one-of-a-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire was gliding elegantly between […]

New Audi Q8 e-tron

Photos: Audi Improved efficiency and range, elegant design The premium manufacturer entered the age of e-mobility with the Audi e-tron in 2018, marking the start of the electric future for the four-ring brand. Since then, the model has been setting standards in the electric SUV luxury class. The new Audi Q8 e-tron now continues the […]

New Tudor Watches

Photos: Tudor This year, TUDOR paves the way towards the future by paying homage to its past. The new addition to the Black Bay line, the Black Bay 54, is a purely modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch that was launched in 1954. Expanding on the existing Black Bay line, TUDOR presents a […]

New Rolex Watches

Photos: Rolex With its latest creations, Rolex demonstrates its perpetual pursuit of excellence. An ever-present challenge manifested in the brand’s ambition to perfect every component, question every method, and master every aspect of watchmaking expertise. The watches unveiled illustrate a desire to reinvent while preserving a sense of continuity, to innovate while being mindful of […]

Ivica Tucak – Touch of Gold

Photos: Hrvatski vaterpolski savez Head coach of the Croatian national water polo team has been managing one of the best national teams in the world In today’s world, when everything is fast and transient, to hold the same position for more than ten years is an extraordinary achievement. This is especially true for coaches in […]

Carlos Alcaraz – The One / Eye of the tiger

Photo: Archives Istra D.M.C The new tennis star, and the youngest player in history who has been ranked World No 1, won his first professional tennis tournament in Umag in 2021 It’s the 2022 US Open finals and tennis history is being written in Flushing Meadows. More than 20,000 people at the Arthur Ashe Stadium […]

Zlatko Dalić – The ‘Fiery One’

Photos: Ivo Čagalj / Igor Kralj / Igor Šoban With two consecutive World Championship medals, the manager of the Croatia national football team is one of the most successful coaches in the world Zlatko Dalić is a football coach whose philosophy is underpinned by authority based on knowledge and chemistry among team members. Silver in […]

Sailing spectacle staged by ACI – Swan Croatia Challenge

Photos: ClubSwan Racing / Studio Borlenghi / ACI Sail Croatia and ACI have received high praise for the organisation of two ClubSwan 36 regattas, which saw the participation of the world’s mightiest fleet of sailing boats in this one-design class The Adriatic Sea and its unique coast are undoubtedly the main reason why Croatia is […]

40 years of ACI d.d. – Leader in nautical tourism

Photo: Zona 100 From a unique marina chain in the Adriatic to efficiently organised regattas, which saw the participation of greatest sailing stars, to the ACI Marina Rijeka project – the highest investment in nautical tourism in the history of Croatia – ACI d.d. is a company that occupies the key position in Croatia’s tourism […]

PhD Ivan Herak

Photo: Vedran Karuza Member of the Management Board of ACI for Finance, Corporate Law and Human Resources Following our Company’s record-breaking business results achieved last year and business policies that we have already adopted regarding investment and restructuring in the field of human resources, improvement in the quality of services, diversification of business, construction of […]

Josip Ostrogović

Member of the Management Board of ACI d.d. for Investment, Marketing and Retail Sale Taking into account the substantial revenue and record-breaking business results we achieved in the previous year, we expect significant increase in business results in the coming period as well, not only as a result of the improvements that have been made […]